Nursing at University of Fort Hare

Nursing at University of Fort Hare

Nursing Science:

The oldest department in the faculty since 1983 with the undergraduate degrees such as B Cur and B Cur I et A, postgraduate diploma in Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, Masters with specialities in community health, intensive care, Midwifery, Health Management & Nursing education, and Psychiatric Nursing, a pre-doctoral programme and a PhD.
The department started with 4 B Cur students being situated in Cecilia Makiwane Hospital later moved to All Saints in Bishop and no 45 Commercial road in East London. It joined the East London campus community in 2011 to occupy its teaching space in the new Teaching and Leaning Centre.


The Faculty of Health Sciences endeavours to be competent, committed, vibrant and globally recognised through the provision of excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement.


The vision of the Faculty will be achieved through:

  • Discovering a wealth of knowledge within the domain of Health Sciences through rigorous scientific learning and research which is socially and ethically relevant.
  • Preparing future skilled health professionals for service and life-long learning through innovative curricula and individualised quality education experiences.
  • Strengthening health services to improve the health of people living in South Africa and the international community.
  • Generating financial and material resources to enhance its sustainability.


Our transformative values:

  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Nursing (B Cur)

Admission Requirements
It is recommended that Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Biology be taken as Matriculation subjects. Candidates shall be admitted to the program if they have the following: Mathematics level 4 or Mathematics literacy level 5, Physical Science level 4 and Life Science level 4.

The curriculum shall extend over a minimum period of four years of full-time study.  It entails systematic professional practice instruction, which includes laboratory and clinical training, and shall extend over the full period of the module of study.  Clinical training shall be done in general and midwifery hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, the community and community health service facilities in the Eastern Cape Province.

Course Code:
Level of Study:
4 years
Nursing Science

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Prof DT Goon Deputy Dean
AP Okeyo Senior Administrator 043 704 7585
Prof E Seekoe Dean 043 704 9594
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Mrs SCM Swartbooi Data Capturer 043 704 7593
Mrs S Mentz Financial Manager 043 704 7375
Mrs V van Vurren Students Records Manager 043 704 7658
Mrs B Tutu Administrator 043 704 7337
Mr N Maqubela Computer Lab Technician 043 704 7588
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Mrs AP Okeyo Faculty Manager 043 704 7585